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Excavators

Meet the solution to your biggest challenges. With a range of compact (mini) excavator and large excavator sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find an excavator that meets the demands of your jobsite.

Proven performance, added comfort options and enhanced design to maximize uptime, make Bobcat® excavators a must-have. Review the range of sizes, tail swing types and capabilities available in our lineup and choose the excavator that’s best suited to tackle your job.  

With models ranging from 1-2 ton to 16-18 ton size classes, there’s a machine to match every working condition, jobsite requirement and project task. Whether you call it a trackhoe, digger or a digging machine, Bobcat excavators help you get more done.

Compact Excavators
Bobcat Compact Excavator

Compact Excavators

When you need big time power in a small package. 

  • Enhanced maneuverability 
  • Industry-leading attachment versatility 
  • Improved comfort and precise performance
Large Excavators
Bobcat Large Excavator

Large Excavators

The power and capacity you need for heavy-duty digging and lifting. 

  • Powerful arm and bucket forces 
  • More slew torque 
  • Leading lifting capacity

Applications

Bobcat E145 Large Excavator Digging Into Rubble On Construction Site

Construction

With Bobcat excavators on the construction site, you have the power, maneuverability and versatility to adapt to numerous jobs. Compact excavators provide a finely tuned input response for precision movements and productive power for digging footings or excavating basements. Large excavators offer a bigger solution, yet are sized to move from jobsite to jobsite. They deliver powerful hydraulic arm and bucket forces ideal for both commercial and residential construction, as well as challenging roadway and bridge projects.

Landscaper Using Bobcat E32 Mini Excavator With Auger Attachment In Backyard Project

Landscaping

Compact excavators offer more ways to expand your business by digging ponds, shaping berms, trenching for water lines and more. The compact size offers enhanced maneuverability in tight campuses or residential yards. The clamp-compatible extendable arm option offers powerful lifting with the convenience of picking and placing objects with the clamp. Plus, easy routine maintenance makes it simple to achieve maximum uptime at peak performance, so the machine is ready to work when you are.

Utility Workers Using Bobcat R2-Series Mini Excavators With Grapple Attachments To Lay Pipe

Utilities

For residential and commercial utility projects, compact excavators offer more ways to complete the job, including breaking concrete, excavating, grading, trenching, picking and placing or compacting. Multiple tail swing options provide plenty of maneuverability to do trenching and digging in tight-fitting jobsites. The angle blade enables quick backfilling when digging utility trenches. For heavy-duty utility projects, large excavators deliver performance for bigger jobs.

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Using the right-sized trailer as well as correctly loading, positioning and securing your equipment can help you protect your investment as well as reduce the risk of load violations while on the road.
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Know the Basics: Compact Excavator 101
Learn all you need to know about this popular piece of equipment with our mini excavator breakdown.
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With all the different sizes, options and configurations, how do you find the machine that’s right for you? Consider these factors to get started.
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On a typical jobsite, excavators may be used to lift, move and place a range of materials. Learning to lift safely is critical for anyone who owns or operates an excavator.
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Improve Mini Excavator Accuracy With Bobcat Depth Check System
Achieve an accurate dig depth and a precision grade without exiting your mini excavator by using the Bobcat depth check system.
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Having trouble finding skilled labor? Here are five ways to elevate your productivity without adding to the payroll.